Osteopathy is an holistic form of healthcare aimed to assist individuals improve or restore their health and wellbeing. Osteopathy is designed to enable optimum health, not just getting you past your injury.
Osteopathy is often associated with back and neck pain, sport or work injuries, or other joint or muscle disorders. It is so much more than this!
What We Treat
We treat a wide variety of health conditions.
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Meet Vicki, André, Ben and Jacquelyn
My background in health and well-being has derived from an early interest in yoga movement and philosophy and ayurvedic therapy, which I studied while living in India many years ago.
When I returned to southern lands, I became interested in osteopathy and its holistic approach to individual well-being, having many similarities to the yogic view of health and healing.
André has over 10 years of experience working as an osteopath and lecturer in New Zealand, the UK, and Australia. Since being back in New Zealand he has been working in a busy practice in Orewa. He comes highly recommended and works within all scopes of practice, including paediatrics, pregnancy, and adults.
Hi there! I’m Ben. As a UNITEC graduate of the New Zealand Masters of Osteopathy course, I started working at Mangawhai Osteopathy in 2018. The philosophy of the clinic and Jacquelyn’s passion for Osteopathy meant that I was drawn to the ethos and values of Mangawhai Osteopathy.
My name is Jacquelyn Schirmer. I am a trained UK Osteopath, now registered in New Zealand, and a fully qualified yoga and Pilates teacher. I love Osteopathy! It continues to amaze me in its scope and ability to see the health in the body rather than just focusing on disease.
“I had been suffering from terrible pain in my lower back and legs, which had been gradually getting worse, to the point where I was unable to take part in the many activities that I enjoyed including regular Zumba classes and hiking.
I finally plucked up the courage to visit an osteopath that a friend had recommended, and I’ve never looked back.
Vicki’s enthusiasm and encouragement gave me the confidence to start moving again.
Within two treatments I was out and about walking, and within four I was back to Zumba classes.
I had no idea how effective osteopathy would be and haven’t felt this mobile and pain free in many years.
I would highly recommend Vicki as a practitioner and osteopathy as a tool to prevent those annoying aches and pains that occur in life.”
Ben fixed my ankle and thumb. Who'd have thought osteopathy does that too!
What a lovely space! Ben has been fantastic at helping me with my ankle and thumb during my time in Mangawhai. He was highly professional and caring! He is very genuine and passionate about his work. Everyone there will do everything they can to help you heal 💛
Back pain - thanks Ben.
My running injuries - I recommend you see Ben.
My newborn: wind and crying gone!
I feel like superwoman!
Anyway, just thought that was an “a-haaaa!” moment… I did you proud…. 🙂
Just do it!
From climbing 4 to 15 sets of stairs!
Bladder prolapse and leaking after childbirth.
How to run easy!
Emma, West Auckland
No more neck pain.
Susan (Marketing Consultant, Sydney)
The simplest answer from Jacquelyn to stop cramping!
The heaviness gone from my pelvis.
Running technique - a new perspective.
For the first time I’ve felt utterly exhausted after a run because I didn’t have to nurse my knee.
My spine and legs untwisted!
Anna (Northland, New Zealand)
I am now 100% pain free.
Nicholas (Sydney/ Ireland)